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Police to get armoured vehicles

24 January 2016, 09:55

Nairobi - Police are set to get armoured vehicles as part of a plan to boost the force by President Uhuru Kenyatta

In a report on Capital News, President Kenyatta said Saturday that the move would help the force deal with increased attacks of various kinds in the country as they discharge their duties.

The President said the purchase of the armoured personnel carriers is a very important milestone as it will go a long way in securing the frontier areas of the country.

“You don’t have to depend on the military or other security agents for you to perform your duties, we will ensure you are properly equipped,” the President is quoted as saying.

Read alsoKDF soldier saved by locals in Somali attack

Further, The Daily Nation reports, the President says that many Police officers have lost their lives or been badly injured while dealing with terrorism, which is a concern to the country.

Armoured vehicles can withstand the force of an Improvised Explosive Device IED.

The President was speaking on Saturday when he presided over the closing ceremony of the three-day Inspector General’s Conference at the Police Pavilion grounds, South C.

The move comes in the wake of the attack on a Kenya Defence Forces KDF attack in Somalia in which it is understood over 100 Kenyan officers were killed.

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